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Animal Club

One of the best ways for children to learn about The SPCA is through repeat visits to the classroom. Our SPCA Humane Educators can visit your classroom on a regular basis to teach lessons covering topics such as safety around animals, responsible pet ownership, pet training, and so much more! Lessons are centered around respect for all living things, and help develop core values such as responsibility and compassion. All clubs are tailored specifically to your class’s age and needs.

What is included in Animal Clubs:

  • Lessons covering all aspects of living with pets and wildlife
  • Presentations, crafts, storytime, and interactive activities – all dependent on age of class and lessons for that day
  • Depending on lesson, visits from adoptable shelter pets
  • Cost: There is no cost for this program, but we encourage charitable giving

Not a teacher, but want to take advantage of this amazing resource? Have your child’s teacher contact our Humane Educators at (831) 264-5434 or email us *to discuss setting up a club!

*Please note that scheduling a club is subject to SPCA educator availability.  Please also note that all animal visits are based on our current shelter population as well as the safety and comfort level of both our animals and program participants.  We have contingency plans in place should we not have pets available who are comfortable with children, large groups, etc..

SPCA Family Workshops:  Looking for a fun way to spend time with family and learn about how your SPCA helps animals in our community?  SPCA Humane Educators visit Cesar Chavez Library, John Steinbeck Library, Seaside Library once per month on the weekends, and Prunedale Library once per month on Tuesdays with fun activities and lessons!  The workshop schedules rotate, so please call 831-264-5434 for session times and dates!


Check out more of our great kids programs here.